Album Releases by User Score

Gorillaz 1.

Gorillaz

by Gorillaz
June 19, 2001
Forget concept albums; this is a concept band. Formed by Dan "The Automator" Nakamura, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Blur's Damon Albarn, Cibo Matto's Miho Hatori, and the Tom Tom Club's Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz (with visuals by "Tank Girl" creator Jamie Hewlett), the Gorillaz are a "virtual" hip-hop outfit of cartoon characters based somewhere in the future. Hey, we don't make this stuff up; we just report it.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.7
Vespertine 2.

Vespertine

by Björk
August 28, 2001
Bjork's follow-up to 1997's 'Homogenic' and last year's soundtrack to Dancer In The Dark is closer in sound and mood to the latter, taking a quieter, more ambient approach. Produced by San Francisco-based electronic artists Matmos, 'Vespertine' utilizes mainly electronic instrumentation, much of which was recorded by Bjork in Iceland. The lead single is "Hidden Place."
Metascore:
88
User Score:
9.0
Since I Left You 3.

Since I Left You

by The Avalanches
November 6, 2001
This sample-driven Austrialian dance outfit scored a hit in its homeland with this, its debut full-length release (following three EP releases since 1997). The UK music press created a publicity avalanche for the band in the Spring of 2001, as the album picked up strong reviews (quotes from some appear below) and was featured in numerous articles. Packed with over 600 samples of recordings dating from the 1950's to the present (each one credited in the liner notes!) as well as original instrumentation, 'Since I Left You' is a varied and unique record.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.9
Invincible 4.

Invincible

by Michael Jackson
October 30, 2001
The King of Pop's first full album of new material since 1992's 'Dangerous' features 16 tracks.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
8.2
Toxicity 5.

Toxicity

by System Of A Down
September 4, 2001
This is the alternative metal band's follow-up to their hit 1998 self-titled debut. Rick Rubin produced the 14-track effort.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.9
Lateralus 6.

Lateralus

by Tool
May 15, 2001
The band's first album of new material in five years was produced by Tool with David Bottrill and features 13 tracks.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
9.0
Celebrity 7.

Celebrity

by *NSYNC
July 24, 2001
This is the third album for Justin Timberlake & co. But will it be the last?
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.4
The Blueprint 8.

The Blueprint

by Jay-Z
September 11, 2001
The now-legendary Brooklyn rapper follows 2000's 'The Dynasty Roc la Familia' with this 13-track disc.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
Amnesiac 9.

Amnesiac

by Radiohead
June 5, 2001
These eleven tracks were recorded during the same sessions that produced 2000's 'Kid A,' but are a bit more song-like and a bit less electronic.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.7
Is This It? 10.

Is This It?

by The Strokes
October 9, 2001
This is the debut album from New York indie-rockers The Strokes, who have been hyped by the British music press following the release of "The Modern Age" EP in early 2001. It almost goes without saying, but the group is frequently compared to the Velvet Underground, among others, thanks in part to singer-songwriter Julian Casablancas' Lou Reed-esque vocals.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
9.0
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 11.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
April 3, 2001
The major-label debut from the British-influenced rockers from Los Angeles.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.7
Tenacious D 12.

Tenacious D

by Tenacious D
September 25, 2001
What started as a series of HBO shorts has turned into a full-fledged band, featuring actor Jack Black ("High Fidelity") and Kyle Gass. Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Steve McDonald (Redd Kross) are among the guest musicians on this, the D's debut album, produced by the Dust Brothers.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Britney 13.

Britney

by Britney Spears
November 6, 2001
Oops, she did it a third time. The Pepsi spokesperson's third LP features 12 new tracks produced by the likes of Rodney Jerkins, Max Martin and the Neptunes, including a cover of Joan Jett's "I Love Rock N Roll."
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.7
Aaliyah 14.

Aaliyah

by Aaliyah
July 17, 2001
This is the third album for Detroit-born Aaliyah, who debuted in 1994 (at the age of 15) with 'Age Ain't Nothing But a Number.' Timbaland produces three tracks. The singer died in a plane crash in August 2001, shortly after the release of the album.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
9.0
J. Lo 15.

J. Lo

by Jennifer Lopez
January 23, 2001
Metascore:
52
User Score:
7.9
Strange Little Girls 16.

Strange Little Girls

by Tori Amos
September 18, 2001
Yes, it is a covers album, but with a bit of a twist: all the songs were originally written and performed by men, and Amos has reinterpreted them from a woman's standpoint. This eclectic collection (12 tracks in all) includes versions of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy The Silence," Eminem's "97' Bonnie and Clyde," 10cc's "I'm Not In Love," Neil Young's "Heart Of Gold," Slayer's "Raining Blood," and the Boomtown Rats' "I Don't Like Mondays."
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.6
Discovery 17.

Discovery

by Daft Punk
March 13, 2001
The French electronica band returns with its long-awaited follow-up to its hit 1998 debut, Homework.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
9.0
Comfort Eagle 18.

Comfort Eagle

by Cake
July 24, 2001
This is the fourth album for the Sacramento-based alternative rockers best known for their hits "Never There" and "The Distance."
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.8
Until The End Of Time 19.

Until The End Of Time

by 2Pac
March 27, 2001
A double album of previously unreleased tracks from the late rapper Tupac Shakur, bringing his total of posthumous releases to four (with a fifth planned for Fall 2001). The songs were recorded during the sessions for 1996's 'Makaveli.'
Metascore:
51
User Score:
8.7
Iowa 20.

Iowa

by Slipknot
August 28, 2001
Produced by Ross Robinson, 'Iowa' is the metal band's third album.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.4
Weezer [2001] 21.

Weezer [2001]

by Weezer
May 15, 2001
This "green album," produced by Ric Ocasek, is actually the second untitled album for the Los Angeles band, not to be confused with 1994's "blue album." The album is the band's first since leader Rivers Cuomo's graduation from Harvard -- in fact, it is their first since their 1996 sophomore effort, 'Pinkerton,' which alienated some fans with a shift toward an angrier sound.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.2
Stephen Malkmus 22.

Stephen Malkmus

by Stephen Malkmus
February 13, 2001
The debut solo release from the former leader of indie-rock legends Pavement.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
Drukqs 23.

Drukqs

by Aphex Twin
October 23, 2001
This 30-track, 2-disc set from Richard D. James is his first Aphex Twin album in five years.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.9
Stillmatic 24.

Stillmatic

by Nas
December 18, 2001
The New York rapper's fifth album attempts to return to the sound of his similar-titled 1994 hit debut, 'Illmatic.' Here, DJ Premier, Large Professor, and Swizz Beatz provide the beats.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.7
White Blood Cells 25.

White Blood Cells

by The White Stripes
July 3, 2001
The Detroit-based "brother-sister" (or, if you don't believe everything you read, ex husband and wife) indie duo of Jack (guitars) and Meg (drums) White continue their stripped-down sound on this, their third full-length.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.8
Smash Mouth 26.

Smash Mouth

by Smash Mouth
November 27, 2001
This self-titled effort is the California band's third album.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.6
Morning View 27.

Morning View

by Incubus
October 23, 2001
The Los Angeles-based funk-metal band returns with a follow-up to 1999's 'Make Yourself.' Scott Litt (R.E.M.) returns as producer.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.8
Shangri-La Dee Da 28.

Shangri-La Dee Da

by Stone Temple Pilots
June 19, 2001
Grunge is long-gone, but somehow STP have survived. This is the fifth album for these long-time favorites of alternative radio.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.6
Love And Theft 29.

Love And Theft

by Bob Dylan
September 11, 2001
Picking up where 1997's resurgent 'Time Out of Mind' left off, 'Love And Theft' finds the 60-year-old Dylan self-producing the album's 12 tracks.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.8
Survivor 30.

Survivor

by Destiny's Child
May 1, 2001
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.9
Leaves Turn Inside You 31.

Leaves Turn Inside You

by Unwound
April 17, 2001
The first album in three years for the indie rockers is an epic 2-CD set.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.7
Drops Of Jupiter 32.

Drops Of Jupiter

by Train
March 27, 2001
This is the major-label debut for the San Francisco adult alternative band.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.7
Reveal 33.

Reveal

by R.E.M.
May 15, 2001
'Reveal,' the Athens, GA band's 12th full-length album, marks the 20-year anniversary of the group. Operating as a trio for the second consecutive outing, R.E.M. offer up 12 new tracks, mainly of the mid-tempo acoustic guitar and keyboard variety. Guests include Joey Waronker, Ken Stringfellow (The Posies), and Scott McCaughey (The Young Fresh Fellows).
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.5
M!ssundaztood 34.

M!ssundaztood

by P!nk
November 20, 2001
Fresh off her hit "Lady Marmalade" remake from the "Moulin Rouge" soundtrack, the pop diva returns with her second album. Former 4 Non Blonde member Linda Perry produced and wrote most of the tracks.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.1
Lenny 35.

Lenny

by Lenny Kravitz
October 30, 2001
Lenny Kravitz's sixth album features a mix of retro rock and mid-tempo ballads.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.4
V 36.

V

by Live
September 18, 2001
The fifth album for Pennsylvania alt-rockers features a guest appearance from Tricky. "Forever May Not Be Long Enough," the theme song from this summer's "The Mummy Returns," also appears on the album.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
7.9
All For You 37.

All For You

by Janet Jackson
April 24, 2001
The first new album in four years from the former Diff'rent Strokes star. (OK, so we've been watching too much Nick at Nite lately.)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.6
A Funk Odyssey 38.

A Funk Odyssey

by Jamiroquai
September 11, 2001
This is the fifth album for the UK outfit, led by Stevie Wonder soundalike Jason Kay.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.9
Ágætis Byrjun 39.

Ágætis Byrjun

by Sigur Rós
May 15, 2001
This sophomore effort from Icelandic quartet Sigur Ros (which translates to "Victory Rose") appeared on numerous year-end Best Of lists in 2000, despite not receiving an official release in the United States until the following year. Imagine one of Radiohead's recent albums -- or better yet, Spiritualized or My Bloody Valentine -- but with everything sung in Icelandic. This album garnered the band the 2001 Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement In Music.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.9
Things We Lost In The Fire 40.

Things We Lost In The Fire

by Low
February 6, 2001
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.8
Genesis 41.

Genesis

by Busta Rhymes
November 13, 2001
Busta's fourth solo album includes 20 new tracks produced by the likes of Dr. Dre, the Neptunes, and Pete Rock. Guest vocalists include P. Diddy, Mary J. Blige, and the Flipmode Squad.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.1
Golden State 42.

Golden State

by Bush
October 23, 2001
This is the fourth long-player for Gavin Rossdale and Bush, and was produced by Dave Sardie (Slayer, Marilyn Manson).
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.8
Let It Come Down 43.

Let It Come Down

by Spiritualized
September 25, 2001
Over two years in the making, 'Let It Come Down' is the UK band's first album of new material in four years. It utilizes over 100 musicians (including an orchestra and choral singers), although the music was entirely written and arranged by guitarist Jason Pierce.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.7
Exciter 44.

Exciter

by Depeche Mode
May 15, 2001
This is the first album of new material since 1997's 'Ultra' for Depeche Mode, which again sees the band as a trio (consisting of David Gahan, Martin L. Gore, and Andy Fletcher) but also sees them experimenting more with a wider variety of sounds, including acoustic guitar. It is DM's first time in the studio with producer Mark Bell, who has previously worked with Bjork and was a member of the early-90s techno outfit LFO. The lead single from the 13-track album is "Dream On."
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.7
Miss E... So Addictive 45.

Miss E... So Addictive

by Missy Elliott
May 15, 2001
This is the third album for Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, and it again features the acclaimed production work of Timbaland. Guests include Busta Rhymes, Redman, Method Man, Ludacris, Eve, Jay-Z, and Ginuwine.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.6
Black Market Music 46.

Black Market Music

by Placebo
May 8, 2001
This is the third album from London glam-rockers Placebo. The U.S. release adds two bonus tracks: a new version of "Without You I'm Nothing" with David Bowie guesting on vocals, and a cover of Depeche Mode's "I Feel You."
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.8
No More Shall We Part 47.

No More Shall We Part

by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
April 10, 2001
The first new album from Cave and his band since 1997's well-received 'The Boatman's Call.'
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.8
Scorpion 48.

Scorpion

by Eve
March 6, 2001
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.4
Glitter 49.

Glitter

by Mariah Carey
September 11, 2001
Originally due in August 2001, Mariah Carey's debut for Virgin Records was delayed due to the singer's recent hospitalization, stemming from a nervous breakdown. It is her first album since 1999's 'Rainbow,' and it serves as the soundtrack to the movie of the same name (a 1980s period-piece also starring Carey). The disc includes two covers: "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On" and "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life."
Metascore:
59
User Score:
7.4
It's a Wonderful Life 50.

It's a Wonderful Life

by Sparklehorse
August 28, 2001
This is the third album for Mark Linkous and Sparklehorse.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Time (The Revelator) 51.

Time (The Revelator)

by Gillian Welch
July 31, 2001
This is the third album for the California native. David Rawlings has replaced T-Bone Burnett as producer.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
The Invisible Band 52.

The Invisible Band

by Travis
June 12, 2001
The follow-up to 2000's hit 'The Man Who,' 'Invisible Band' contains similar-sounding guitar pop from the Scottish rockers. The album was produced by Nigel Godrich, who worked with Radiohead on 'Kid A' and 'OK Computer.'
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.8
Everyday 53.

Everyday

by Dave Matthews Band
February 27, 2001
Matthews' first collaboration with producer Glen Ballard (who has produced albums by Alanis Morissette, No Doubt, and Wilson Phillips) results in a collection of shorter, more focused tracks than DMB fans may be accustomed to.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.7
The Argument 54.

The Argument

by Fugazi
October 16, 2001
Though Washington D.C. hard rockers Fugazi have been together for almost 15 years, this is just their eighth full-length release.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.7
Take off Your Pants & Jacket 55.

Take off Your Pants & Jacket

by Blink-182
June 12, 2001
This is the follow-up to 1999's 'Enema Of The State.' If you like them, then don't worry--they haven't grown up. If you don't like them, well... they haven't grown up.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.5
Iron Flag 56.

Iron Flag

by Wu-Tang Clan
December 18, 2001
RZA and company return to their hardcore roots for this, Wu-Tang's fourth album together.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.5
The Great Depression 57.

The Great Depression

by DMX
October 23, 2001
The fourth album for east coast rapper sees Black Key and DMX himself taking over the production reins from Swizz Beatz on all but two tracks.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.8
The Photo Album 58.

The Photo Album

by Death Cab for Cutie
October 9, 2001
This is the third album for the Washington-based indie rockers.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.2
Gold 59.

Gold

by Ryan Adams
September 25, 2001
'Gold' is the second solo release for former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams, and garnered a good deal of attention for the singer-songwriter in 2001.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.8
Rockin' The Suburbs 60.

Rockin' The Suburbs

by Ben Folds
September 11, 2001
Singer-songwriter Ben Folds has ditched the other two members of his band (Ben Folds Five) for this 12-track solo album, on which he plays every instrument himself.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.7
No More Drama 61.

No More Drama

by Mary J. Blige
August 28, 2001
The sixth album from Mary J. Blige features guest appearances from Lenny Kravitz, Eve, and Missy Elliott and production work from The Neptunes and Dr. Dre.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.5
Essence 62.

Essence

by Lucinda Williams
June 5, 2001
Although Lucinda Williams' recording career began in 1979, this is just her sixth full-length release, following 1998's well-received 'Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.' 'Essence' features 11 new trackes penned by Williams and co-produced by Charlie Sexton and Bo Ramsey.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Malpractice 63.

Malpractice

by Redman
May 22, 2001
Redman's long-delayed fifth album was produced by Erick Sermon and features 23 new tracks. Guests include George Clinton, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Method Man, and Scarface.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
7.5
Confield 64.

Confield

by Autechre
May 15, 2001
One of the preeminent practitioners of the style of electronica labeled "Intelligent Dance Music," Autechre (consisting of Sean Booth and Rob Brown) returns with its first album in three years.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
Break The Cycle 65.

Break The Cycle

by Staind
May 8, 2001
This is the sophomore major-label release for the New England alt-metal band.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
8.5
Old Ramon 66.

Old Ramon

by Red House Painters
April 10, 2001
Stuck in label limbo since 1997, 'Old Ramon' finally sees the light of day, thanks to Sub Pop records. It is the first official RHP release since 1996's 'Songs For A Blue Guitar,' although frontman Mark Kozelek released the solo album 'What's Next to the Moon' and appeared in the film "Almost Famous" in the interim.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
Regeneration 67.

Regeneration

by The Divine Comedy
November 6, 2001
Neil Hannon returns with a follow-up to 2000's 'Gin Soaked Boy.' A bit of a departure, this album utilizes Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and a larger group of musicians to highlight a more serious side to Hannon's music.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.6
Change 68.

Change

by The Dismemberment Plan
October 23, 2001
The eclectic Washington, D.C.-based indie band follow their best-received album, 1999's 'Emergency & I,' with this, their fourth LP. The Plan announced their breakup subsequent to its release.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.8
Wake Up And Smell The Coffee 69.

Wake Up And Smell The Coffee

by The Cranberries
October 23, 2001
Yes, apparently they ARE still around. This is the Irish group's sixth album since 1993, and their first with original producer Stephen Street in some time.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.0
Get Ready 70.

Get Ready

by New Order
October 16, 2001
The band's first album together since 1993's 'Republic' finds the group moving away from electronica and back to guitar rock. The Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan duets with Bernard Sumner on "Turn My Way" (and has been touring with the band as an additional guitarist), and Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and Innes contribute vocals and guitar to "Rock The Shack." Steve Osborne produced the 10-track album.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.4
Ten New Songs 71.

Ten New Songs

by Leonard Cohen
October 9, 2001
Leonard Cohen's first album of new material since 1992's 'The Future' contains, oddly enough, ten new songs. Sharon Robinson co-wrote each of the tracks, as well as providing instrumentation and backing vocals.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.4
Beautifulgarbage 72.

Beautifulgarbage

by Garbage
October 2, 2001
Another eclectic offering from Shirley Manson and Garbage, their third album and first since 1998.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.3
Songs In Red And Gray 73.

Songs In Red And Gray

by Suzanne Vega
September 25, 2001
Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega fills her sixth studio album with 13 new compositions. Former producer (and former husband) Mitchell Froom is gone, replaced by Rupert Hine, who creates an overall sound that is more like Vega's earliest recordings than her Froom-produced output during the 1990s.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Circulatory System 74.

Circulatory System

by Circulatory System
August 28, 2001
After the breakup of Olivia Tremor Control, Will Hart went on to form Circulatory System along with fellow musicians from that group as well as others, such as Jeff Magnum (Neutral Milk Hotel). This is their debut release.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.3
Now 75.

Now

by Maxwell
August 14, 2001
Soul singer-songwriter Maxwell returns with his third studio album, following 1998's 'Embrya' and his well-received 1996 debut 'Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite.' The disc includes a cover of longtime live staple "This Woman's Work" (a Kate Bush cover).
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.8
Sugar Ray 76.

Sugar Ray

by Sugar Ray
June 12, 2001
The fourth album for the Orange County frat-rockers.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.1
Songs In A Minor 77.

Songs In A Minor

by Alicia Keys
June 5, 2001
This is the smash-hit debut album from 20-year-old singer-songwriter (and classically-trained pianist) Alicia Keys.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.6
Lions 78.

Lions

by The Black Crowes
May 8, 2001
'Lions' continues to build on the sound established in 1999's 'By Your Side,' with this outing produced by Don Was.
Metascore:
50
User Score:
8.7
Just Push Play 79.

Just Push Play

by Aerosmith
March 6, 2001
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.7
Blues Dream 80.

Blues Dream

by Bill Frisell
January 30, 2001
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.3
Ocean's Eleven OST 81.

Ocean's Eleven OST

by David Holmes
December 4, 2001
Much as he did for another Steven Soderbergh film ("Out Of Sight"), David Holmes provides the score for Soderbergh's Rat Pack remake. Much of the album consists of Holmes originals (including "69 Police," which also appears on his 'Bow Down To The Exit Sign' LP), supplemented by songs from the likes of everyone from Handsome Boy Modeling School to Elvis Presley.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
The Rainbow Children 82.

The Rainbow Children

by Prince
November 20, 2001
This religion-themed concept album is the artist's first official release in 10 years under the Prince name.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
7.4
Driving Rain 83.

Driving Rain

by Paul McCartney
November 13, 2001
This is the former Beatle's first album of original recordings since 1997's 'Flaming Pie.'
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.9
Motherland 84.

Motherland

by Natalie Merchant
November 13, 2001
The singer's third solo album was produced by T-Bone Burnett.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.7
This Way 85.

This Way

by Jewel
November 13, 2001
The singer-songwriter's third album contains 12 new studio tracks and two bonus live tracks.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
7.4
Pain Is Love 86.

Pain Is Love

by Ja Rule
October 2, 2001
Released after a string of successful singles and albums (including 2000's 'Rule 3:36' LP), 'Pain Is Love' features contributions from Jennifer Lopez, Missy Elliott, and 2Pac.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
6.4
Weird Revolution 87.

Weird Revolution

by Butthole Surfers
August 28, 2001
The first album in three years from the always bizarre Texans includes about two-thirds of the tracks from their unreleased 1998 effort "After The Astronaut."
Metascore:
46
User Score:
6.4
Fan Dance 88.

Fan Dance

by Sam Phillips
July 31, 2001
This is Sam Phillips' first new album in five years, following 1996's poorly-received 'Omnipop.' Phillips' husband, T-Bone Burnett, produces.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Tweekend 89.

Tweekend

by The Crystal Method
July 31, 2001
This long-awaited follow-up to the Los Angeles alternative-electronica band's 1997 debut, 'Vegas,' features guest appearances from members of Rage Against The Machine and Stone Temple Pilots as well as Jon Brion.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.7
Beat 'Em Up 90.

Beat 'Em Up

by Iggy Pop
July 17, 2001
This is Iggy Pop's first album since 1999's poorly-received 'Avenue B.'
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.5
Blowback 91.

Blowback

by Tricky
June 26, 2001
Another eclectic effort from the former Massive Attack member features guest contributions from the likes of Alanis Morrisette, Cyndi Lauper, Ed Kowalcyzk (Live), and members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.7
Devil's Night 92.

Devil's Night

by D12
June 19, 2001
Also known as the Dirty Dozen, D-12 consists of six (yes--we know that's not a dozen) Detroit-based rappers, including Eminem. 'Devil's Night' is their debut full-length, produced in part by Dr. Dre.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
8.1
Poses 93.

Poses

by Rufus Wainwright
June 5, 2001
The follow-up to his 1998 self-titled debut (which gained the Canadian singer-songwriter "Best New Artist" honors from Rolling Stone), 'Poses' contains 12 new tracks from sessions with five different producers. He also has songs on the soundtracks for "Shrek" and "Moulin Rouge."
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
Stay Human 94.

Stay Human

by Michael Franti & Spearhead
May 15, 2001
San Francisco's Michael Franti (formerly of the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy) and Spearhead mix rap, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, and trip-hop with intelligent and opinionated lyrics on these 22 tracks.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.3
Look Into The Eyeball 95.

Look Into The Eyeball

by David Byrne
May 8, 2001
Perhaps the former Talking Head's best solo work since 1994's 'David Byrne,' 'Look Into The Eyeball' features 12 tracks and, as expected, numerous musical styles. NRU from Cafe Tacuba guests on the Spanish-language track "Desconocido Soy."
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.7
Rock Action 96.

Rock Action

by Mogwai
April 24, 2001
The third LP from Scotland's Mogwai was produced by David Fridmann of Mercury Rev.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.6
The Facts Of Life 97.

The Facts Of Life

by Black Box Recorder
March 20, 2001
You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and then you have... the second album from the UK outfit featuring members of the Auteurs and Jesus and Mary Chain. The title track was a Top 20 hit in the UK.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Girls Can Tell 98.

Girls Can Tell

by Spoon
February 20, 2001
The Austin band's follow-up to 'Series of Sneaks' was a critical favorite in 2001, appearing on seemingly every year-end Top 10 list (and with good reason).
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Word Of Mouf 99.

Word Of Mouf

by Ludacris
November 27, 2001
The second full-length from the Atlanta rapper features contributions from Timbaland, Swizz Beats, Nate Dogg, Mystikal, Jagged Edge and Twista.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.5
Party Music 100.

Party Music

by The Coup
November 6, 2001
Perhaps best known for being the album that depicted the World Trade Center towers in flames on its cover (before the events of September 11 necessitated a last-minute change of artwork), 'Party Music' is the fourth full-length for the ultra-political rappers.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2

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